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Poster: Phlesh Wound Date: Jan 29, 2014 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking up songs on recordings

I find if much more irritating when long sections of the second set are left intact as 1 track!
There are plenty of instances where I might just want to hear one stellar second set track in the midst of a more mediocre 80s or 90s seamless second set. For example, if I wanted to just hear the lovely rendition of Stella Blue from SPAC 1988 I don't want to have to wade through a super long track of the entire seamless set just to find the start of it.
The player on the archive website just straight up stinks, there's no way around it. If you're annoyed by the gaps between tracks just use the m3u links on the side of the page and listen to it in Windows Media Player or iTunes or WinAmp or whatever. It seems really backwards to me to completely change the way we archive shows just because the player on this particular website isn't very good.

And since I'm ranting, I also find it really annoying when people take issues like this as reason to give a show one star in the reviews section. NJPG or whatever his name is is the king of giving shows 1 star because of track labelling. That's not what the reviews are for, damn it!

Okay, sorry, just had to get that off my chest. End rant.

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 29, 2014 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking up songs on recordings

> "I also find it really annoying when people take issues like this as reason to give a show one star in the reviews section."
https://archive.org/details/phil1959-04-05.pitch.dehiss.upgrade.flac
San Mateo College Jazz Band with Phil Lesh on trumpet
— pitch-corrected and dehissed —

Finnegan's Awake, 4:13
Wail Frail, 4:42
I'll Remember April, 4:16
unknown, 4:20
unknown, 3:06,

upgraded using Samplitude Pro ver 7.22
remastering by myself on March 15, 2010 for Phil's 70th birthday

-- pitch correction algorithm for tracks 3, 4, 5
a) resample mode
b) old BPM = 120, new BPM = 110
c) pitch reduction = -1.51 half steps
d) time factor = 1.0909 (9% speed reduction)

-- dehisser parameters for all 5 tracks
a) hiss reduction level = -25 db
b) absorption = 60

-- audio level fixes for tracks 3, 4, 5
the right channel levels were matched to the left channel levels
partial contents of my Text File with this show:
San Mateo College Jazz Band with Phil Lesh
San Mateo College
San Mateo, CA
April 4, 1959*

01. Finnegan's Awake, 4:13
02. Wail Frail, 4:42
03. I'll Remember April, 4:16
04. unknown, 4:20
05. unknown, 3:06

I downloaded Duane's pitch-corrected tracks 1 and 2 from his item on The Archive, described below as source 2. Then I downloaded the other 3 tracks from item 16866 on The Archive. These tracks -- 3, 4, and 5 -- were pitch-corrected all the same way. All 5 tracks were dehissed. I removed the dead-spots from the ends of tracks. Track changes are seamless.
Reviewer: njpg - 1.00 out of 5 stars - November 21, 2013
"When uploading a show, please number tracks." -- like this type of crappy comment?

Notice that the tracks in my Phil Lesh trumpeting item are numbered. They are numbered in the text file. They are numbered in the embedded player. And the filenames of each song are numbered. My tracks are numbered in triplicate!

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Poster: Phlesh Wound Date: Jan 29, 2014 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking up songs on recordings

Yes! Exactly like that.
Clearly uploaders like yourself are working hard to make this great music available; wouldn't it be great if everyone consuming it would recognize that?
Even if one is going to make annoying little pedantic comments like that they could at least have the courtesy to do it as an unstarred review rather than dragging down the aggregate ranking that everyone sees.

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 29, 2014 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking up songs on recordings

Thank you, kind sir, for speaking.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 29, 2014 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking up songs on recordings

And raise a glass to all the tapers!

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 29, 2014 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking up songs on recordings

tape collector's vintage bluegrass tape collection
- I've mentioned before about Tapes seeded by cheeseincident.
- Now I have info tidbits that were sprinkled in a few of his torrents.
- The Archive should have this info from cheeseincident:
• "These recordings come from my father's collection who passed in 2008"
• "OLD TIME MUSIC TRADER on db.etree.org"
• "his name was Larry Mankin"

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Poster: beep* Date: Jan 30, 2014 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking up songs on recordings

I'll drink to that!

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This post was modified by beep* on 2014-01-31 01:19:39

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 30, 2014 8:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking up songs on recordings

my watch says it's 4:20 time
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